Nobody wants to see a roach in their home or business! Not only do cockroaches make you, your family, staff, and customers feel uncomfortable, they can be hazardous to your health. Even just a few roaches are a serious issue because they multiply rapidly and can become an infestation fast. We at Bug Masters have built a reliable reputation among home and company owners in Arkansas and offer the best roach treatments. Our exterminators can help eliminate roach infestations quickly for the hospitality industry and commercial properties, as well as residential buildings.
How Our Roach Exterminators Can Help
Roaches are common pests in Arkansas that typically infest homes, hotels, medical clinics, and other commercial facilities where they have access to a steady food source. They not only pose a health threat to individuals but can negatively affect your reputation and bring damaging publicity. Businesses in the hospitality industry can suffer large economic losses because of cockroach outbreaks that rapidly get out of control and lead to negative online reviews. That’s why it is important to hire experienced roach exterminators to remove your infestation.
Bug Masters will work alongside you and your employees to not only eliminate current issues but to identify and prevent future roach infestations in your single-family home, hotel, condo, university, commercial property, or church. With a proven track record of effectively eliminating roaches in commercial environments, we are undoubtedly the premier provider of cockroach treatment services in Arkansas.
Our professional technicians will carefully and thoroughly inspect your property and develop a customized cockroach treatment plan based on the species to safely and effectively eliminate your roach infestation.
American Cockroach Treatment
American cockroaches are very quick travelers and are also adequate fliers due to their wings. They are commonly found outdoors in landscaped areas, sewers/storm drains, and in high-moisture areas of buildings. American cockroaches are often seen in and around homes and gardens as they are primarily outdoor pests that feed on plant and decaying organic matter. If they invade a structure, they will most likely be found in places where food is prepared or stored such as restaurants and grocery stores where they feed on varieties of starchy materials.
To eliminate this type of seasonal roach from commercial properties, treatments may include traps and bait stations (and on rare occasions, sprays). For residential properties, we implement outer perimeter treatments as a preventative in spring/summer, as they are not active in winter.
German Cockroach Treatment
German cockroaches are typically found in homes, apartments, restaurants, and other buildings where food is stored, prepared, or served. They eat all kinds of food and can proliferate quickly. They are usually imported into tightly constructed buildings with bottled-drink containers, in potatoes, onion, dried pet food, and grocery bags, and in furniture and corrugated cardboard. They usually nest around the kitchen and bathroom near food and moisture.
The German cockroach in particular is immune to many toxins, making them one of the most difficult to remove. For commercial roach removal, we may utilize traps and bait stations (and on rare occasions, sprays). For residential properties, our team will apply baits or targeted microinjection treatments.
Why You Need to Get Rid of Roaches Quickly
People are often afraid of cockroaches, and for a good reason — the pathogens they carry can cause serious illnesses and health complications to those exposed. They also harbor certain allergens within their feces, saliva, and body parts that can trigger allergic reactions, as well as an asthma attack if the person exposed is asthmatic.
They say for every cockroach you see during the day, there could be hundreds more hiding. Cockroaches breed fast, so exterminating them as soon as possible is the best way to take back control of your home or business and help protect the people on your property.
What do roaches look like?
Common roaches in Arkansas include:
- Yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of their heads
- Wings (about the same length as the body in the females and longer in the males, extending slightly beyond the abdomen)
- Average length: 1 1/2 inches and can reach up to 2 1/8th inches (one of the larger cockroach species)
- Light brown
- 2 stripes on their backs
- Wings (can fly short distances although they rarely do)
- Average length: 1/2 to 5/8th of an inch (one of the smaller species of roaches)
Do roaches bite?
It is unlikely for cockroaches to bite living humans as long as there are other food sources (such as exposed food or in trash cans). There is a higher risk of roaches biting humans in cases of large infestations when food becomes limited.
What do roaches eat?
Cockroaches are scavengers that will eat both plant and animal matter. While they prefer sweets, meats, and starches, they also eat other items such as hair, books, and decaying matter. Cockroaches can live weeks without water and months without food.
What attracts roaches?
Cockroaches are attracted to any property that provides them with their basic needs of food, water, and a place to live. They prefer dark and/or moist environments and are attracted to dirt and filth as a food source and clutter as a place to hide.
Things they are attracted to include:
- Dirty dishes
- Leftover food in cans or containers
- Pet food
- Excess moisture
Where do roaches live?
Due to access to food and water and a preference for dark, moist environments, some of their favorite places to hide include kitchens, grocery bags, delivery boxes and cartons, bathrooms, drains, laundry rooms and utility closets, electrical and plumbing conduits, and basements. During the day, they tuck themselves away in dark places like cracks, wall voids, beneath counters, and inside appliances.
What are signs of roach infestation?
Knowing you have roaches can be difficult because they are nocturnal and are usually only spotted at night. Apart from actually seeing a roach, signs you may have a roach infestation include:
- A strong oily or musty smell
- Shed skin
- Oval-shaped eggshells
- Smear marks on walls or cabinets
- Small droppings that look like pepper or coffee grounds
- Chew marks on food packages, books, and leather items
If you suspect you have an infestation, contact our roach exterminators right away!
Arkansas Cockroach Treatment
At Bug Masters, we help eliminate roaches in homes, multi-unit residential complexes, hotels, restaurants, warehouses, healthcare facilities, and much more. If you’re a home or business owner looking for a solution for cockroaches, you can count on our professional pest control team. We can quickly identify the species, develop a customized cockroach treatment plan, and implement it as soon as possible. Contact us today!
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